Bourbon HQ wrote:Well, there can be as little as 60 bottles or up to about 150 bottles in a barrel, or more. Current pricing for Four Roses is:
100 proof program, between $3800 and $5800. Barrel proof program from $5300 to $7400.
bourbonv wrote:You forget that taxes are based upon proof - the higher the proof, the higher the tax rate. Since tax is based upon a proof gallon, a product that is 120 proof is 20% higher on the tax rate, $2.70 a gallon more on the Federal excise tax alone.
bourbonv wrote:You also have to look at it from a business point of view. It cost money for the label approval and such. You also don't want a barrel proof, unfiltered product showing up on shelves at close to the same cost as your normal brand and having consumers complain because the regular brand does not taste as good. I am just glad that Four Roses and others are offering a barrel proof unfiltered program and I think it is worth the extra cost.
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